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Ohio judge rejects motion to dismiss charges against officer

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:32am

Jury selection began Thursday under tight restrictions after a judge rejected a defense motion to dismiss charges in the retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.

4 inmates hurt in racially motivated Arizona prison fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:30am

Officials say four inmates were injured in a racially motivated brawl involving about 80 prisoners at a privately operated Arizona prison.

Correction: Transgender Children-Texas story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:20am

In a story May 22 about students potentially being exposed as transgender to their classmates, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Anna Eastman as the president of the Houston school district's board of trustees. She is a member of the board, but is no longer its president.

Forecasters predict above-normal Atlantic hurricane season

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:11am

Warm ocean waters could fuel an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, while storm-suppressing El Nino conditions are expected to be scarce, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday.

No link found between cancer and conditions at Guantanamo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

U.S. military health experts found no link between several cases of cancer and environmental conditions in an area used for legal proceedings at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, according to a report released Thursday by the Navy.

Oklahoma court upholds convicted killer's death penalty

Ken Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the death penalty of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her two children in 2010.

Senate panel OKs ex-Sen. Scott Brown to be New Zealand envoy

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:10am

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved the nomination of former Sen. Scott Brown to be U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.

Outdoor Retailer takes show to Denver

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 11:00am

Two major outdoor recreation trade shows are merging for one big expo to be held in Denver.

Scenic Wyoming byway to be reopened Memorial Day weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:52am

Wyoming officials say a scenic byway is finally ready to be reopened.

Man accused in fatal runway chase recently freed from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:50am

An Oklahoma man accused of plowing a stolen truck across an airport runway during a police chase then causing a fatal highway crash was recently released from prison after convictions on similar crimes.

Lieberman latest person to withdraw from FBI director search

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:50am

Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has withdrawn from consideration for the role of FBI director. Lieberman interviewed last week with President Donald Trump, who publicly identified him as a leading candidate.

Propylene leak in New Jersey rail car leads to evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:50am

Propylene is leaking from a rail car in an industrial park in New Jersey, sending a plume of gas into the air and leading to evacuations.

Day care worker charged in infant's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:36am

A day care worker in Maryland who police say fatally assaulted an 8-month-old girl has been charged with murder.

Law criminalizing online harassment may be unconstitutional

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:30am

Utah lawmakers say they hope a new, unique law cuts down on the expanding and increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send the online bullies to jail.

Attorneys: Salvadoran Colonel's health declining in new jail

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:29am

After a judge sought to send an ailing Salvadoran colonel to a prison hospital, the U.S. Marshals Service instead moved him to a different jail that boasts "the lowest cost-per-day for inmate incarceration" in Virginia.

Report: Huge tank that exploded needed emergency repairs

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:19am

A giant steam-filled tank weighing nearly 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) that exploded at a St. Louis box plant, flew a quarter-mile into the air and smashed into a neighboring building, was being used despite needing emergency repairs, federal investigators said Thursday.

US: More than 100 civilians killed in Iraq bombing in March

Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:19am

A U.S. bomb that dropped on a building in the Iraqi city of Mosul set off explosive materials that had already been placed inside by Islamic State fighters, causing the structure to collapse and killing more than 100 civilians, a U.S. military investigation concluded Thursday.

The Latest: Attorney general talks tough about gang crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:02am

The Latest on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' speech before Tennessee law enforcement (all times local):

Gun instructor who accidentally shot man pleads no contest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:00am

A Detroit-area firearms instructor who accidentally shot a man during a class has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor.

74-year-old man shot, killed by deputies is identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 25th - 10:00am

Authorities have identified the man shot and killed by Tennessee deputies after they say he fired shots at a neighbor and into the air.